Is the universe alive?

  • Michael Hanlon
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)


If dark matter is odd, life is positively bizarre. Being alive ourselves we take it rather for granted, yet on even the most basic and fundamental levels what it means to be in the world of the quick rather than of the inanimate is oddly unclear and undefined. Life is perhaps the most mysterious property of our Universe. Its existence means that the cosmos is now aware of its own existence in at least one place, and maybe countless others.


Black Hole Solar System Question Science Kuiper Belt Extrasolar Planet 
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